SunShot Grand Challenge Summit

Why Attend

Building on the success of the first Grand Challenge Summit in 2012, this conference will bring together more than 800 members of the solar energy community to celebrate the achievements of the industry thus far, including 60% progress towards the 2020 SunShot affordability goal, and to identify strategies to overcome the grand challenges ahead.

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Pre-Registration is Now Closed

Limited onsite registration will be available. Please contact with questions.

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This year’s Summit features keynote addresses from top solar leaders, as well as plenary sessions, industry workshops, a SunShot portfolio peer review and a technology forum. 

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Summit Fast Facts

When? May 19-22, 2014

Where? Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California

Who? The U.S. solar energy community, including members of industry, government and academia.

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